The plan to upgrade the rural road through North Rigton to Beckwithshaw will make it more efficient at relieving traffic congestion caused by housing developments in the Harlow and Otley Road areas to the west of Harrogate. This is happening without notification by North Yorkshire Highways or consultation with your parish council. Increased traffic will impact the safety and environment of North Rigton. Please join us in objecting to these plans.

See the following flyer:

Download (PDF, 2.19MB)

The easiest way to respond is by downloading the Response Form, printing out, completing and sending to Harrogate Borough Council. Responses need to be received by Friday 9 March 2018. You can also respond through the Harrogate Borough Council website, but you might find using the forms easier.

Click here for the Response Form (Word format)

Click here for the Response Form (PDF format))


UPDATE – St Mary’s Church, Stainburn

We are delighted to report that after Monday’s night meeting the CCT have agreed to remove St Mary’s from their Champing portfolio. We are extremely grateful for all the support and kind words which played a big part in the CCT decision .

We are planning some fund raising events for later in the year so please watch this space.

Thank you again from all at St Mary’s

Speed Monitoring Service from 10 January

Speed monitoring device to be deployed on Rigton Hill on 10 January

On Wednesday 10 January 2018, a traffic monitoring device will be installed on Rigton Hill for seven days. The principal function of this device is to measure the speed at which vehicles are travelling but it will also record the number and type of vehicles that are using North Rigton on a daily basis. The data collected by the device will then be used by North Yorkshire road safety initiative known as 95 Alive to recommend what speed control action can be taken.

The monitoring device was previously installed last September but the Parish Council did not believe the results reflected day to day reality due to the positioning of the device and obstructions on Rigton Hill at the time of the survey that caused traffic to slow.

Following Parish Council representation, North Yorkshire County Council road safety experts have been persuaded to carry out a further seven-day monitoring of speeds on Rigton Hill. The timing of this exercise is highly appropriate as on the 8 January an alternative ‘rat-run’ into Harrogate, Burn Bridge Lane will be closed for three months and this will inevitably lead to more traffic using the narrow roads of our village and Parish to avoid the congestion the closure will cause.

North Rigton Parish Council Road Safety Lead Steve Young says that this will be the last chance to formally establish that traffic on the roads of the parish and in particular through the village poses a risk to the safety and quality of life of people who live, work or visit North Rigton. He said: “Those who live in this village know speeding traffic is an issue but the authorities in North Yorkshire will not take any action without evidence. We very much hope that the second deployment of the speed monitoring device will provide that evidence.”

Your views sought on funding the police precept in North Yorkshire

See message below from Julie Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, sent to our local councillor:-

Dear Councillor

I would like to make you aware of a consultation that I am launching today, requesting the public’s views on the amount they want to pay towards the police precept in North Yorkshire, proposing options to either increase or freeze the amount set for 2018/19.
You may already be aware that it is my responsibility as Commissioner to set the police precept, however, before doing this I think it’s vitally important to find out what residents of North Yorkshire think. Therefore, I would be very grateful for your help in promoting this survey in order to gain as many responses as possible so we can understand the views of our communities.
More information and the survey is available online at www.telljulia.com, or alternatively paper copies will be on display at police stations, libraries and council offices across North Yorkshire.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime commissioner for North Yorkshire


Christmas Carolling – Sunday 17 December

Christmas Carolling

Sunday 17 December

6.30pm at the

Christmas Tree in the Village Garden

North Rigton

We have asked if Father Christmas will join us to greet the children while we sing carols around the Christmas Tree. We will then set off to visit various parts of the village, sing more carols and then retire to The Square & Compass for some festive refreshments.

A great night for all the family, join us and bring your friends along.

NOTE: If you know of anyone in the village who would like the carol singers to call to sing for them, please let us know. Contact: Doris Telford 01423 734617